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Investigation Turns to Kushner’s Motives in Meeting With a Putin Ally

Tue, 30 May 2017 01:28:03 GMT

Jared Kushner, center, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, at the White House in January.Investigators are examining whether Jared Kushner was seeking a direct line to the Russian president in a December meeting with the head of a bank with Kremlin ties.

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Jared Kushner’s Role Is Tested as Russia Case Grows

Mon, 29 May 2017 01:23:57 GMT

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, at a news conference this month at the White House.It is unclear how Jared Kushner’s high-profile woes will affect his hard-won partnership with his father-in-law, perhaps the most stable in an often unstable White House.

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With Italy No Longer in U.S. Focus, Russia Swoops to Fill the Void

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:47:43 GMT

Beppe Grillo, a co-founder and leader of the Five Star Movement, in Rome last year. The most consequential warming toward Russia in Italy has come from his group, which is gaining popularity across Italy.Russia has made a concerted effort to build ties with Italy, which many officials believe is creating a slow but certain tilt toward Moscow.

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‘Narrowcast’ Trump? Republicans Seek Formula to Keep House Majority

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:26:41 GMT

Karen Handel, the Republican nominee in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, at a watch party in Roswell last month for the first round of the special election.Conservatives are grappling with a question: Do candidates run with President Trump or against him? A little bit of both, some say, is needed.

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White House Acts to Roll Back Birth-Control Mandate for Religious Employers

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:22:34 GMT

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence with House Republicans on May 4, after the House passed legislation to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act.The effort follows through on the president’s pledge to roll back a requirement that many religious employers include contraception coverage in health insurance.

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Drug Lobbyists’ Battle Cry Over Prices: Blame the Others

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:19:23 GMT

Members of the Georgia delegation of the National Community Pharmacists Association met in April with lawmakers at the Capitol in Washington.A civil war has broken out among the most powerful players in the industry, which is scrambling in the face of public anger and legislative efforts to reduce costs.

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Despite an Erratic Offense, Penguins Lead Predators in Stanley Cup Finals

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:01:52 GMT

Pekka Rinne, left, of the Nashville Predators defending the net against Bryan Rust of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals in Pittsburgh on Monday.A strange game — replete with goals that were never shot at a goalie and a catfish hurled onto the ice — got stranger as 37 minutes elapsed between Pittsburgh shots on Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne.

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Egypt’s President Enacts Law Placing Severe Restrictions on Aid Groups

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:23:53 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has drawn criticism for a new law that places strict regulations on aid groups in his country.The move by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stoked fears that his government intends to accelerate its harsh crackdown on human rights activists.

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Theresa May Doesn’t Crack and Jeremy Corbyn Keeps His Cool in U.K. Debate

Tue, 30 May 2017 01:44:02 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, the leader of the Conservative Party, answering questions on Monday night.The prime minister did not sustain further political damage, but she did not banish doubts about her leadership that were raised by a policy reversal last week.

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On Memorial Day, Trump Pays Tribute to Fallen Troops

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:04:41 GMT

President Trump laid a wreath on Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to mark Memorial Day.At a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, President Trump praised those “who died in war so we could live in peace.”

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U.K. Is Investigating Missed Signals Over Manchester Bomber

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:29:36 GMT

Police officers outside Didsbury Mosque in Manchester, England, last week. At least two congregants from the mosque reported Salman Abedi, the assailant in the Manchester Arena bombing that left 22 dead, to the authorities two years ago, a law enforcement official confirmed.Britain’s domestic intelligence agency will focus on why, despite repeated warnings from the public, agents decided that the bomber, Salman Abedi, posed no threat.

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52 Places to Go: A Bird’s Eye View in Laikipia

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:00:03 GMT

Here are three ways to spy wildlife, large and small, in the Laikipia region of Kenya.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

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Manuel Noriega, Dictator Ousted by U.S. in Panama, Dies at 83

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:16:00 GMT

Manuel Antonio Noriega in 1989, the year the United States invaded Panama to depose him.Mr. Noriega, known for drug ties and double-dealing with Washington, was unseated in 1989 in what was then the largest American military action since Vietnam.

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A Guide to Staying on Top of Your Student Loan

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:00:28 GMT

Federal student loan rates will rise for the 2017-18 academic year.Our best guidance for families and students trying to figure out the best strategies for managing college debt.

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Emmanuel Macron Challenges Putin on Syria and Gay Rights

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:30:20 GMT

President Emmanuel Macron of France, left, welcoming his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin, on Monday at Versailles, near Paris.France’s newly elected president said that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “red line,” and that the punishment of gay men in Chechnya would be monitored.

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Frank Deford, a Literary Storyteller of Sport, Dies at 78

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:43:05 GMT

Frank Deford after receiving the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2013.A longtime contributor to NPR, Sports Illustrated and HBO, Mr. Deford was the only sportswriter to receive a National Humanities Medal.

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Immigrants Keep an Iowa Meatpacking Town Alive and Growing

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:23:14 GMT

Sunrise in Storm Lake, a town of about 11,000 people in northwest Iowa.Waves of Asian, African and Latino newcomers have filled jobs at pork, egg and turkey plants where wages have fallen and work has grown more grueling.

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Hello? Dolly? Bette Midler Seems Unlikely to Sing at Tony Awards

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:09:31 GMT

From left, Kate Baldwin, Bette Midler, Beanie Feldstein and Taylor Trensch in the musical “Hello, Dolly!,” at the Shubert Theater.“Hello, Dolly!” producers and Tony producers seem to be at an impasse over the conditions under which Ms. Midler would sing at the awards ceremony.

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The ‘Bronx Tale’ Strategy: Win Suburban Love, Not Broadway Prestige

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:08:05 GMT

Nick Cordero, left, as Sonny and Hudson Loverro as the young Calogero in the musical “A Bronx Tale,” at the Longacre Theater.The musical received no Tony nominations. But nostalgia and smart marketing are filling the seats with the “Jersey Boys” demographic.

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China’s Ill, and Wealthy, Look Abroad for Medical Treatment

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:27:47 GMT

Hospitals and a new generation of medical tourism companies are luring well-heeled Chinese patients away from an overburdened health care system.

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Tiger Woods Is Charged With Driving Under the Influence in Florida

Mon, 29 May 2017 19:33:39 GMT

The mug shot of Tiger Woods after he was taken into custody in Jupiter, Fla., early Monday.Woods, 41, who has won 14 major championships but has been troubled by health problems in recent years, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. in Jupiter, Fla.

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The Earliest Signs of Brain Damage in Athletes? Listen for Them

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:16:38 GMT

Researchers tracked the words that a group of players, coaches and executives spoke spontaneously in 10,000 interviews and news conferences from 2007 to 2015.A small study of football players found their verbal abilities declined over an eight-year period, compared with those of team coaches and executives.

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Inside Sonny Rollins’s Jazz Archive, Headed Home to Harlem

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:25:19 GMT

Sonny Rollins’s archive has been acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, which stands two blocks from where Mr. Rollins was born.This personal collection of hundreds of Mr. Rollins’s recordings and notes reveal his quest to improve his stamina and power as a saxophonist.

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Texas Lawmaker Threatens to Shoot Colleague After Reporting Protesters to ICE

Tue, 30 May 2017 01:26:30 GMT

State Representative Poncho Nevárez, a Texas Democrat, was threatened by a Republican colleague on Monday.Representative Matt Rinaldi said he called federal immigration authorities after protesters at the Capitol interrupted the final day of the legislative session.

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:31:01 GMT

Testing blood samples for the Zika virus last year at a C.D.C. lab in San Juan, P.R. The agency would see an overall 17 percent funding cut under the president’s proposed budget.One aspect of national security would be shortchanged in the president’s budget proposal: protecting against deadly pathogens, man-made or natural.

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Review: ‘Still Star-Crossed’ Goes Beyond Romeo and Juliet

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:14:11 GMT

Lashana Lynch, left, and Ebonee Noel play sisters who are cousins to Juliet in “Still Star-Crossed,” beginning Monday on ABC.This new ABC drama from Shondaland imagines a Shakespearean sequel with feuding families, a beleaguered prince and, of course, romance.

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Asian Kenyans Seek to Be Declared a ‘Tribe’ of Their Own

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:38:28 GMT

Bhavesh Ravel, 45, prayed in the Sai Baba Temple in the corner of the Diamond Plaza shopping center in Nairobi, Kenya.Kenyans of Indian and Pakistani descent, many of whose forebears helped build the nation, want to become the country’s 44th official ethnic group.

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Britain Hopes for a New Chapter at the America’s Cup

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:33:23 GMT

Team France preparing for the America’s Cup challengers series on Bermuda’s Great Sound.Sir Ben Ainslie, an Olympic sailing champion who helped Oracle rally to an improbable win in 2013, is mounting a serious bid for Britain’s first Cup victory.

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The Saturday Profile: From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:34:39 GMT

Freddy Lim, a member of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, inside his office in Taipei in December. He put his career as a frontman of the heavy metal band Chthonic on pause to take on the role.Freddy Lim left the “Black Sabbath of Asia” to start the New Power Party, which mixes liberal politics with a nationalist soft spot for President Trump.

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